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Book Spotlight: Educational Disobedience By Dr. Annise Mabry

Educational Disobedience
By Dr. Annise Mabry
Genre: Education, Self-Help, Homeschooling

Book Description

In “Educational Disobedience,” educationist, Dr. Annise Mabry, offers a compelling, unique and refreshing insight into how she helps her children overcome the limitations of what she terms “a broken education system,” in the State of Georgia. Her decision to homeschool them were borne largely due to the fact that they were not receiving the best of education, and more because protection from the unending problem of bullying in public schools was lacking. She soon realized that only a crucial intervention could save her family from falling apart, and it was a decision that proved timely because not only did she achieve her objectives, but she also ended up saving her community! She has helped many parents to transform their children from struggling students to homeschool high school graduates!
This isn’t the guide for how to homeschool–it’s the story of survival because of homeschool.

About the Author

Dr. Annise Mabry is a homeschool mom, radio host, motivational speaker, and online professor. Dr. Mabry’s enthusiastic, high quality, content packed speeches and presentations have a down to earth feel that leaves her audiences with the feeling that they have known her forever.

Dr. Mabry is a civic entrepreneur. She is the President of The Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation and the Executive Director of Tiers Free Academy. She witnessed the impact that one person can make in a family’s life and her mantra is “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” Prior to her retirement from the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Mabry was a founding partner of Mabry Investigations, a private detective agency and is currently the owner of the Back2Us Radio Network.

She is a Georgia Certified Peace Officer and E-911 Dispatcher, holds a B.A. in Mass Communications, a post master’s certificate in Juvenile Justice, an M.A.Ed in Adult Education, a M.S. in Criminal Justice, a MBA and a Ph.D. in K-12 Teaching and Learning.

Website: http://drannisemabry.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Annise-Mabry-181902905844019/
Twitter: @DrAnniseMabry
On Amazon: https://amzn.to/2uOW7DH

Book Excerpt
My daughter’s spirit broke. She became angry at everything and everyone. She was the victim, yet I was telling her to change her behavior as if she were the perpetrator. Even a simple request such as “Please turn the light off” gave way to a major battle with her. All of the rage that my daughter had bottled up on the inside had to come out somewhere, and I bore the brunt of it.
Overnight, she had transformed me in her mind from her greatest ally to her enemy number one. What I also didn’t realize at the time was that her rage from being bullied was transforming everyone in the house. We were all the victims of these middle school bullies.

Murder At The Book Club : Betsy Reavley

SYNOPSISImagine nine women meeting. Tea and cake are on the coffee table. They’ve come together to share their love of books. They are friends. They trust each other. It’s a happy gathering. What could be more harmless?

Then scratch the surface and look closer.

One is lonely. One is desperate and one of them is a killer.

When the body of a woman is discovered on a Cambridge common, DCI Barrett and DI Palmer are called in to investigate. But the motive behind the crime isn’t clear… And it all leads back to a book club.

As the lies, volatile friendships and tension among the group rise to the surface, DCI Barrett and DI Palmer must work out the motive and track down a cold-blooded killer. But just when they think they are on the right track, a twist in the case throws them off course…

MY THOUGHTS: I’m embarrassed to say that, initially, I thought this might not be for me. It seemed a bit slow paced. I was wrong. What I found in this novel was what I have been looking for everywhere. A great whodunit, great characters, and no idea who did it! Decades of reading mysteries and I still couldn’t figure it out. That’s what I crave as a mystery reader.

Betsy Reavley has gained a fan. She did an incredible job dedicating each chapter to a different character, alternating point of views, and hiding clues in plain sight. Her novel has been compared to Agatha Christie and rightly so! It’s great and I recommend it with a 4 star rating.

Meltdown in Christmas River: A Christmas Cozy Mystery: Meg Muldoon

(Christmas River #10)
SYNOPSIS:How do you find a killer when everyone in town has a motive?
That’s the question pie-baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters and the rest of the cozy little mountain town of Christmas River are asking this December.
After Moira Stewart — the town’s worst gossip — is found dead of unnatural causes one snowy morning, rumors begin swirling like snowflakes in a blizzard about her unexpected demise.
But not everything is as it seems in Christmas River this holiday season. And in a town where everyone stands to gain from Moira’s death, Cinnamon and her husband Sheriff Brightman find themselves stumbling into dangerous and deadly territory.
Because this December, the weather outside is frightful…
And so is the murder.
MY THOUGHTS: I started this series quite some time ago. I read them all (1-9) and anxiously awaited #10. Initially, the book started off slow. Honestly, I almost walked away from it. I’m glad I stuck it out.
It definitely improved! This mystery surrounds a little known character in the town and, in addition, we get to learn a bit more about Cinnamon’s past. I was pleased with this as her past has been a mystery itself.

All the favorite supporting characters are back as is a healthy dose of Christmas cheer. Unlike some of the previous installments, the whodunit part of the story wasn’t obvious right away. It will take the reader a bit to piece it together. That’s always fun in a mystery. All in all, it was worth the wait and is a 4 star book.